SLASH On OZZY OSBOURNE Tour Setlist - "It Is Basically A Snapshot Of My Entire Career Delivered At Maximum Velocity And Attitude"

January 15, 2011, 3 years ago

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Classic Rock Revisited founder Jeb Wright recently spoke with guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) about touring with metal legend OZZY OSBOURNE An excerpt from the interview is available below: Jeb: Since this will be an Slash/Ozzy show I have to ask, who was more of an influence to you as a young guitarist, TONY IOMMI or RANDY RHOADS? Slash: "Definitely Tony Iommi. I never signed up for the ‘80s metal guitar thing. EDDIE VAN HALEN came out in 1978 and I started playing in 1979. Everybody who came out after that paled in comparison and I just never picked up on that style. I love Ozzy and I do like a lot of the songs that he did as a solo artist. I don’t want to knock any of that but as far a musician goes, and an influence, I have to say Tony Iommi." Jeb: This tour will really give a lot of people a great chance to check out the Slash band live and see what you are all about. Slash: "It is a killer band. Myles Kennedy is an amazing singer. We do a lot of stuff off of my solo album, which is going over really great. I have to say it is very flattering how well this thing has gone over. We also will pull out Guns stuff and we do some Velvet stuff. It is basically a snapshot of my entire career delivered at maximum velocity and attitude." Jeb: Will you press record during the tour? Slash: "We have the technology to do that but with this particular tour being only a fifty-minute set with Ozzy then I doubt we will record any of it. After the Ozzy tour we are doing a headlining tour in South America. I might do something then." Go to this location for the complete interview. Ozzy Osbourne / Slash live dates are as follows: January 16 - Qwest Center - Omaha, NE 18 - Toyota Center - Houston, TX 20 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX 21 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom 22 - Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO 24 - AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX 25 - El Paso TX - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center 26 - Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ 28 - Mandalay Bay Resort - Las Vegas, NV 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot February 1 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA 3 - HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA 4 - Grand Ronde, OR - Spirit Mountain Casino 5 - Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, WA 8 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO 10 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK 12 - The Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI 13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 14 - i wireless Center - Moline, IL 16 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN 17 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte 18 - St Pete Times Forum - Tampa, FL 20 - BankAtlantic Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL 22 - Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena - Jacksonville, FL

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